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Do you have concerned or overwhelmed students because of the news around coronavirus (COVID-19), if so it is understandable, especially if they are struggling with their mental health or have a physical illness. You and your students could be feeling worried about your health, or someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life. Please click through the links below for for top tips, advice and information.
This guide provides the updated offer from Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing services in Calderdale during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services are having to adapt and change their methods of delivery at present and this document will be updated to reflect the most up to date information.
We encourage you to use the guides below to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children who are returning, or who are due to return to primary and secondary schools in Calderdale. These documents were developed by a group of education and EHWB professionals. Calderdale Virtual School’s “Security during insecurity” PowerPoint presentation can also be found below.
Open Minds (CAMHS) wants to reassure children, young people, families, partners and staff, that we are continuing to offer as much support and services as we can during this difficult time. An update on the temporary arrangements in place for Open Minds is now live on the Calderdale CCG web site. Any changes to the services will be shared on this web page.
An extensive multi-agency and multi-profession task & finish group (including young people from Stairways, parents/carers and education settings) from across Yorkshire & the Humber recognised the need to proactively combine their efforts and consider what the mental health needs of children and young people may be as a result of COVID-19 and how to respond to these needs. Education settings are the key audience for this framework
We know this is a worrying time for everyone. Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes to do with Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing to increased awareness of infection and hygiene. There is a lot for children and families to process! This guide brings together trustworthy information and resources to support you and your family during these difficult times.
Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group during lockdown and many are disadvantaged by home learning due to family illness/disability and additional pressures at home. Some young people may also become carers as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Education staff can make a really big difference though. This document explains some simple ways you can help.
Safespace is now open every evening to ensure that people over the age of 18 have access to support, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Safespace is now available every evening from 6.30 – 10.30pm. The last call taken will be at 10pm. Call 01422 345154 or contact by Facebook (Safespace Calderdale) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls are being diverted to staff on duty. They will take some brief details and arrange a call back for you at an agreed time.
The current situation of isolating and social distancing is far from ideal for any of us. It’s clear that the next few months may be a struggle at times. At XenZone the creators of Kooth want to help spread your ideas and thoughts about keeping happy during these unprecedented times. Share your stories and tips through this page or read on how others are coping with the world-wide isolation.
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured resources to help schools promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. To support school staff and parents during these uncertain times they are producing fortnightly, curated toolkits.
Mentally Healthy Schools was launched in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign. The website was founded as a collaboration between the Anna Freud Centre, Place2Be and YoungMinds. From April 2020 the site will be owned and run by The Anna Freud Centre.
A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption
Across all of the National Autistic Society schools, we are following closely the advice and guidance issued by Public Health England and The Department of Education in regards to the risk posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of illness. There are now a number of people in the UK who have got it and it is spread easily. Because of this, Mencap has created some easy read information about Coronavirus for you to use.
The British Psychological Society have put together some useful tips, advice and links to articles that you might find helpful in dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
This Easy Read document is based on the ‘Advice on coronavirus for places of education’ from Public Health England.
You might be wondering how coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect your sex life, relationships and sexual health. This link will take you to a short guide you will find advice, facts and top tips to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe.